Posted April 12, 2019 05:10:49After a promising start, it has been a rollercoaster ride for the reigning NRL premiers in 2019.
Trinity had been tipped for a breakthrough year, but an injury to star centre James O’Connor has left the Warriors struggling for answers, while the Knights have had their fair share of issues with suspensions.
On paper, the Storm have had a tough start to the season, and have had to play two halves against the Broncos and Titans.
In their first three games, the Warriors have beaten the Knights in two of them, and the Titans in their final two.
The Storm have beaten Canberra, Canterbury and Parramatta, while taking a 7-0 win over Canberra, and beating the Knights last weekend.
But in their opening four games, they have been outscored 28-6, with no wins in the last two games.
In the two matches against the Knights, the Sharks have scored just nine tries, while they have conceded just five tries.
The Storm have also had to deal with suspensions for their starting line-up, with centre Alex Glenn and centre Matt Toomua both missing time due to injury.
For a while, it looked like the Storm were heading for a late-season bounce-back season.
But then the injuries hit, and now the Warriors are in a position to build on the success of last season, which they achieved by beating the Broncos in the first week of the season.
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Newcastle have been in great form this season, with a win over the Knights to take the lead at the top of the ladder, and then the Storm came from behind to beat the Titans, who they were level on points with in the final standings at the time.
The Warriors have also won their past three games at the St George Illawarra Stadium, but the Titans are currently fourth in the table.
The Titans will face Cronulla on Saturday night, while Newcastle will face Melbourne next Saturday night.
The Knights will play the Broncos at the MCG, while Cronulla will play St George in Round 3.